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Bills’ McDermott returns to familiar territory in Carolina

By STEVE REED, AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sean McDermott spent the previous six seasons going up against Cam Newton daily in practice. So you'd expect the Bills' first-year coach and former Panthers defensive coordinator to know a thing or two about how to slow down the ...

Bills add linebacker depth by signing Jelani Jenkins

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have added much-needed experienced depth at linebacker by signing free agent Jelani Jenkins. The 25-year-old started 34 games over the previous three seasons with the Miami Dolphins before signing with Oakland in March. Jenkins was pegged to ...

Sabres’ Jack Eichel focused on hockey, not contract talks

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sabres star center Jack Eichel is focused on taking on a larger leadership role, and not concerning himself with contract talks — even it means waiting until next year to sign a new deal. "I have no problem playing the season out ...

Bills open McDermott’s coaching era with 21-12 win over Jets

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The new-look Buffalo Bills might be better than advertised under rookie head coach Sean McDermott. The Jets, however, opened the season playing well below even their meager expectations. Tyrod Taylor showed no lingering signs ...

Jets’ run D stumbles in 21-12 season opening loss to Bills

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Most everyone expected Josh McCown and the New York Jets' patchwork offense to be a work in progress opening the season. That certainly wasn't the case for coach Todd Bowles' pride and joy: the Jets run-stoppers. "Oh ...

Same old Shady: Bills lean on McCoy in 21-12 win over Jets

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — LeSean McCoy is off and running. And catching, too. Once again proving age has no limitations, the Buffalo Bills' 29-year-old running back combined for 159 yards from scrimmage in a 21-12 win over the New York Jets on Sunday. He ...

Bills QB Taylor cleared of concussion, to start against Jets

By MARK LUDWICZAK, Associated Press ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills will have their starting quarterback for Sunday's season opener against the New York Jets. Tyrod Taylor was cleared from concussion protocol and coach Sean McDermott said that Taylor will start for Buffalo in ...

Buffalo Bills rebuilding yet again under new coach McDermott

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills coach Sean McDermott promised he'd build a winner in Buffalo. He didn't exactly say when. Though McDermott refuses to come out and say it, this season has the hallmark signs of a rebuilding year. The coach is new, so is ...

Bills QB Taylor returns to practice; not yet cleared to play

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills starter Tyrod Taylor took the next step in recovering from a concussion by returning to practice on Monday. How Taylor feels over the next few days will determine whether he will be cleared to open the season against the ...

Bills roll to 27-17 win over Lions in preseason finale

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman continued making his offseason-long case to secure the backup job in a preseason-ending 27-17 win over the Detroit Lions on Thursday night. The fifth-round draft pick out of ...

Backup QBs have big night in Giants’ 40-38 win over Pats

BY KYLE HIGHTOWER, AP Sports Writer FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — It was unclear what kind of player Geno Smith would be when he arrived with the New York Giants following a tumultuous tenure with the Jets. He used his final preseason game to show just how much he wants to have a role with ...

As US Open’s 3rd round begins, 5 women still chasing No. 1

NEW YORK (AP) — Five women still remain in contention for the No. 1 ranking as the U.S. Open's third round begins. Venus Williams and Garbine Muguruza are among them and try to reach the fourth round by winning Friday. Two of the others, current No. 1 Karolina Pliskova and Elina ...

NFL: Goodell aware of dissent before suspending Elliott

By SCHUYLER DIXON, AP Pro Football Writer The NFL says Commissioner Roger Goodell was aware of one of his lead investigator's view that Ezekiel Elliott shouldn't be disciplined before the Dallas running back was suspended for six games in a domestic violence case. League spokesman Brian ...

Bills’ Mudge puts milking goats aside to pursue NFL dream

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Jordan Mudge isn't sure what he would be doing had the Buffalo Bills not called out of the blue in March to invite the offensive lineman in for a tryout. Maybe he'd be playing a fifth season in some arena league. Perhaps Mudge ...

Busy schedule set as US Open tries to catch up after rain

NEW YORK (AP) — Time to play catch-up at the U.S. Open. There were 87 singles matches scheduled for Wednesday after rain wiped out nearly all of the day's play on Tuesday. Maria Sharapova and Venus Williams were among the players set for second-round matches, while many others were still ...

AFL star ‘Cookie’ Gilchrist selected to Bills’ Wall of Fame

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Running back Carlton Chester "Cookie" Gilchrist is getting his place on the Buffalo Bills' Wall of Fame in a nod to the franchise's American Football League heyday. Gilchrist, who died at the age of 75 in January 2011, will become the 31st member added to the wall ...

Buffalo Bills player acquitted of Ohio weapon charge

CINCINNATI (AP) — Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Adolphus Washington has been acquitted of a weapons charge by an Ohio judge. The ruling that found Washington not guilty came Monday after a nonjury trial in Hamilton County Municipal Court. The 24-year-old Cincinnati native was arrested in ...

NFL 2017: Patriots remain power of weak new-look AFC East

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The only real question in the AFC East is how early in the season the New England Patriots will clinch the division. Bill Belichick's bunch is again the clear choice, even with Tom Brady losing favorite receiver Julian Edelman for ...

Bills give center Wood a 2-year extension through 2019

By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have signed longtime center Eric Wood to a two-year extension through the 2019 season. Wood was drafted by the Bills with their second selection, the 28th overall pick, in the first round of the 2009 draft. The former ...

Unbeaten Ravens get past short-handed Bills 13-9

By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — The winless Buffalo Bills sent home defensive tackle Marcell Dareus, lost quarterback Tyrod Taylor to injury and made far too many mistakes against the Baltimore Ravens, who remained undefeated in the preseason with a 13-9 victory ...